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Ready to take your manuscript to the next level?


Bookends is a non-credit intensive to help writers turn their full-length manuscripts into polished form.

As a BookEnds fellow, you’ll spend a year writing, revising, and editing your manuscript alongside a small cohort of talented fiction writers with promising novel drafts. You’ll dive deep into your characters’ worlds using the unique BookEnds methodology and interrogatory techniques, with distinguished mentors such as Meg Wolitzer, Christina Baker Kline, Karen E. Bender and Paul Harding to guide you along the way.


 Meet Our Team

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Successful applicants must demonstrate a sustained commitment to their manuscripts, as well as the ability to work well in groups (what we call “pods”), and to give and receive constructive feedback. While the program is largely completed remotely, there are three mandatory meetings: July 2021 at the Southampton Writers Conference ( virtual for the upcoming year ); January 2022 in Manhattan ( either in-person or virtual ); and July 2022, again at the Southampton Writers Conference ( in-person, we hope ).



 How It Works

Think BookEnds could be right for you?


Applications for 2021 - 2022's Fellowship Five open on November 15th, 2020 .

Join us for our open house on November 16th, 2020 at 4 pm EST. RVSP for the open house here or write to us with any questions at



 How To Apply